With the real Emmys taking place over Zoom this year, Trevor Noah of The Daily Show felt it was only appropriate that he hold a small ceremony of his own: The Pandemmys!
Unlike the Emmys, the Pandemmys celebrate not outstanding achievement in television, but outstandingly terrible lies and the "the most breathtaking achievements of this pandemic season."
The evening's biggest award, Best Bullsh*t, went to President Trump's Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, for this claim on the first day of her new job:
"I will never lie to you, you have my word on that."
@ddiamond @Trevornoah Difficult to pick a winner here 😂😂— Dr Musa Mayayise (@Dr Musa Mayayise) 1600797573.0
Twitter couldn't agree more about who deserved the honor.
She’s not even subtle about lying. https://t.co/5sPGBuwbBN— Mike M (@Mike M) 1600777121.0
@PressSec @kayleighmcenany You are a winner!!! McEnany Lands Trevor Noah's 'Best Bulls**t' Pandemmy Award | Huf… https://t.co/2pW4WuP21A— 13Pav (@13Pav) 1600805944.0
@PressSec Trevor is right on. Kayleigh is nothing but a LIAR! https://t.co/1xFWB81LnQ— snix (@snix) 1600793872.0
Before long, #ByeKayleigh was trending nationally on Twitter.
#ByeKayleigh The first of many lies https://t.co/gmizbULd3i— Janice Westbury😷😷☔🌧️☔🌧️ (@Janice Westbury😷😷☔🌧️☔🌧️) 1600832045.0
Many Americans are sick and tired of not being able to trust the words coming from the White House.
I’VE HAD ENOUGH—We need to say goodbye to all of these coronavirus naysayers, pandemic deniers, and dangerous down-… https://t.co/QSerGVaE7j— Eric Feigl-Ding (@Eric Feigl-Ding) 1600827774.0
@ddiamond @Trevornoah Love these awards!— Bernadette Lourdes (@Bernadette Lourdes) 1600795915.0
Twitter thought it was about time McEnany was recognized for her spectacular achievements in deceit.
@ddiamond @Trevornoah Should be called "The Liar's Award"!— P. Atkinson (@P. Atkinson) 1600791904.0
@ddiamond @Trevornoah The WH administration for Lies, Lies, and More Lies production!!!— Bernadette Lourdes (@Bernadette Lourdes) 1600796012.0
Congratulations on your big win, Press Secretary McEnany. You earned it.